Could ‘Summer House’ Season 5 Film Again at the Same Location?
More productions have returned to filming. Kelly Dodd from The Real Housewives of Orange County confirmed her series will resume next month. “Having a great time with my loves in Florida !! @RickLeventhal looking forward to getting back to filming next month #RHOC,” she shared on Twitter.
Also, filmmaker Randall Emmett, who appears on Vanderpump Rules resumed production of a film he just started. “So excited to get back to work this month and finish the movie we had to shut down 3 months ago!!” he shared on Instagram along with a photo on set.
The cast shared the news on Instagram
While the cast and Bravo haven’t officially confirmed, US Weekly dished that season 5 is a go. Carl Radke posted fan shares of the US Weekly article on his Instagram story. Hannah Berner also shared the same story.
Producers hoped for another season. Executive producer Ian Gelfand shared on the Reality Life with Kate Casey podcast that he hadn’t received the green light to start production as of early May. “It has not been greenlit yet, at all. Like is there some talk? There’s some talk. But nothing’s been greenlit,” he carefully said.
“But I will say, personally I think this season was the best season of Summer House yet,” he added. “It really clicked this season in a great way. I’m very proud of this season of Summer House. The cast is getting better at just being as open as they can be. And they’re really giving [it] their all.”
Gelfand added that ratings also increased this season. “The ratings have gone up this season,” he said. “We’ve had some milestone ratings this season. So I’m hopeful that there’s a chance to do it again.”
Could they return to the same location?
Summer House has filmed at the same home for the past few seasons. Production struggled to secure other locations for the party series during the early seasons but seemed to have found a “home” at the Water Mill location.
In fact, the home was freshened for season 4. Radke remarked about the updates when he returned last year too. While he appreciated the new interior, he told US Weekly last month that he’d like to see season 5 filmed at a new location. “The prospect of it is incredibly exciting,” he said about season 5. Adding he’d “love a new house” to work with this time. “I think we’ve got a good crew to do another, but you know, who knows, I mean, this the world that we’re living in right now. Maybe a quarantine house could be cool, but you know, I don’t know. I would love to do it. Because I love the Hamptons.”
Despite Radke’s desire to look elsewhere, the Water Mill home appears to be open to rent this season. If the team starts filming as early as July, they’ll be paying about $175,000 for the month. However, US Weekly indicates that the group may include additional episodes this season. Rent through Labor Day is $225,000.